Last year, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provided food assistance nearly 250,000 times to local individuals and families in our 21 county service area. Sadly, 40% of all people served are children under 17 years old.
During the summer months, the demand for our food pantries increases, yet financial contributions and food drives tends to decrease. Struggling families who rely on school food programs for their children turn to Catholic Charities when they have no other option. Just here in our local community, 75% of children in Wyandotte County and 25% of children in Johnson County who attend public schools depend on free and reduced price lunches during the school year.
This year, we will distribute more than $12 million in donated food across our nine food pantries, two mobile resource buses and 25+ kids summer food sites. As a result, we are trying to expand our financial sponsors and strategic food drives and rely less on purchasing food for our pantries.
For more information on our various corporate sponsorship opportunities and how your organization can help neighbors in need, contact:
Kelly Kearney, Vice President of Development, 913.433.2030 or [email protected]